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display on a fence post in front of a home, set up near a mitt romney for president sign. and a sign that read go back to kenya, the reference to president obama made some unseizee. >> -- unseizee -- uneasy. >> the noose goes over the edge. >> reporter: she wanted people to know it didn't represent a community viewpoint. >> i think it is a silly prank. someone thinks halloween is around the corner.
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i think it is disrespectful. it is just -- to me the mark of a bizarre person. >> reporter: we talked to the proper owner, he -- property owner, he declined to comment. live, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. happening now, president obama is back in the bay area trying to drum up support and campaign dollars. ktvu's david stevenson is live. >> reporter: supporters and critics outside bill graham civic auditorium. we learned the president is expected to arrive within the hour. part of a sweep through the bay area that is expected to net 5.5 to $6 million. this is his last campaign appearance before the election
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and that brought out hundreds of supporters and protesters. people here are here to demand an immediate withdrawal of troops in the middle east. >> we are not funneling drugs to the black market. we are keeping patients like myself from having to resort to the black market. >> if they could explain how we could get 60 votes in the senate, look, this is their great democratic process. >> reporter: hundreds of supporters of the president lined up to pick up tickets for the bill graham civic auditorium, that includes a dinner and a concert. tickets range from $100 to $20,000 a person. the president will address the audience and some home he will be more forceful in his remark than in the presidential
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debate. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the president's challenger emphasized america's need for a new direction. mitt romney was in virginia today. during his speech he accused the president of having a immoral federal spending plan. >> he would continue to spend more than we take in. that is immoral and wrong. if i am president, i will cut federal spending. >> earlier mitt romney addressed foreign policy issues. new numbers on the race for president. president obama stayed even at 48% before and after the
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debate. mitt romney gained 2.5 points. the average was taken before a drop in the dropless rate that was announced friday. -- jobless rate that was announced. "like" ktvu channel 2 news on facebook and you will find a presidential quiz there. ktvu's cara liu talks to the election's chief about a startling statistic. >> reporter: he voted early today because he is leaving the country for 10 months. >> if you care anything about the country, this is the one thing you can do. >> reporter: as it turns out young voters are 4 times more likely to have their ballots thrown out because of a rejected signature. >> it is important. >> reporter: contra costa county elections chief says they noticed a spike in
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rejected signatures in 2010. >> we ran a study, it wasn't the older population, it was the 20-39-year-old. 50% of signature rejections. >> reporter: your signature is matched against your signature card. >> reporter: how you sign your name on the back of the envelope is key. >> they don't have to match perfectly but we got to be able to say yes, that is the same person. >> reporter: one theory is some may not pay close attention when signing their name. but every vote should matter. >> that could mean an election is lost because of that. and it breaks my heart to see the younger people, you can't count their ballot. >> reporter: cara liu, ktvu channel 2 news. on thursday vice president
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joe biden will debate republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan and ktvu will air it live. our coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. and ktvu channel 2 news will follow immediately after. hundreds of baseball fans are rallying in oakland right now in support of the oakland a is. a live picture. take a look. here is frank ogawa plaza. a lot of people wearing their green and gold. they are here to welcome home the home town team. you see the mascot right there. the a's are in the middle of a best of five series against the detroit tigers. the a's lost the first two games in detroit so they must win the next game to stay alive. you are looking at live pictures as people welcome home the oakland a's. here is a look at the schedules. the a's are set to play the tigers tomorrow night at the colosseum at 6:00 p.m.
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possible games four and five would take place in oakland. the giants are set to play in cincinnati tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. our time. games four and five will also be in cincinnati. two bike riders were rushed to the hospital after being hit by a car. it happened on highway 29 this afternoon. the chp says a car hit two of four bike riders who were riding north- >> at this time this is an ongoing investigation. we are unaware of why the vehicle collided with the bicyclists. >> one of the bike riders was seriously hurt. >> reporter: this afternoon the fbi left the scene of a homicide. police asked the fbi to join the investigation into the death of a retired school teacher. susie ko was found stabbed and beaten to death before 11:00
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p.m. friday night. investigators are looking for a 2011 blue subaru that was stolen from her home. that car has idaho license plates. susie ko and her husband had two homes and split their time between california and idaho. the coroner identified a driver who crashed yesterday, knocking out power to hundreds of homes in the area. authorities say he struck the pole at 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon. he died at the hospital. the youth soccer coach and engineer hew pleaded guilty -- who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a girl will be sentenced next week. he pleaded not guilty and now expected to be sentenced to 15
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years in prison. protesting in sacramento against the government's efforts to reduce prison over crowding in california. some say sending some to jail in stead of prison is resulting in the early repolice of dangerous -- release of dangerous people. >> they are back out on the streets. >> 24,000 prisoners were released this year but the state prison officials say it is too early to tell if that had any impact on the crime rate. they are urging shoppers to boycott mi pueblo because they participate in immigration checks. community groups organized this protest to pressure mi pueblo to opt out. it is a tool used to verify immigration status. mi pueblo says they are being audited by homeland security
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that could lead to the firing of undocumented employees. san francisco's first target store is set to open wednesday at 4th and mission in san francisco. it will be 2/3 the size of other stores and offer smaller items. target also plans to open a second store in san francisco in 2013. jerry hill is crying foul over a move by the public utilities commission to temporarily suspend hearing into the san bruno pipeline explosion. they filed a request for a month long halt to allow talks to get underway. he says a judge held a hearing this morning and decided on a week long postponement. he suggested pg&e is behind the request to try to chemodamaging testimony -- to keep damaging
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testimony out. a report says doing business with two chinese equipment makers could pose a security threat to the united states. the report says that they have ties to the chinese government that has been suspected of fostering cyber security breaches in the united states. they employ 400 people. if you are planning to fill up you might want to hold off till tomorrow. the over night change that could save you some money. >> i am back here at 6:00 p.m., the five-day forecast that has sprinkles in it, when they could occur. dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding.
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erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. prop 38 is an opportunity of a generation.
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advocates against domestic violence called for suspended san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi to be permanently removed from office. >> not safe to actually run the sheriff's department. >> the group stud united ujing to remove -- urging to remove ross mirkarimi. they are set to make a decision tomorrow. >> we are optimist that we will see 11-0 tomorrow to remove him due to his misconduct. >> today's protest stems from the argument between ross mirkarimi and his wife in which he grabbed and bruised her arm. the board meets at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, 9-11 votes are needed to remove ross mirkarimi from office. police told us today investigators will be looking at surveillance video to try
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and see who took part in a destructive protest last night. 200 took to the streets, vandalizing. he says in the past year protests cost the city almost $7 million. he had harsh words for the mayer mayer and his cull leagues. >> this mayor cannot continue not taking a position. a very public position. same with the counsel members. >> police say the destruction started when a group of protesters took over the peaceful group afghans for peace. 20 occupy protests were arrested in san francisco on saturday. police say the protesters began throwing things at authorities but one person said officers jumped the gun when they moved in to make arrests. san francisco police say many
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of the protesters are suspected in a similar protest last month. barbara boxer is joining governor jerry brown and dianne feinstein to reign in our gas prices. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar has more. >> reporter: if we are lucky gas prices will start to fall and retail prices could soon fall as early as tonight. >> reporter: dianne feinstein asked them to investigate the pain otthe pump. she wants to know -- pain at the pump. she wants to know if they are over pricing. one customer agrees. >> i am not a big conspiracy theorist. >> reporter: over the weekend governor jerry brown said he is
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directing they take whatever steps are necessary to transition to winter blend gas. >> the claim is from the governor's office that it will increase supply, and if that is right that will cause a drop in the price of gas. >> reporter: san francisco gas $4.74 a gallon. a penny higher than sunday when they announced their actions. a week ago gas was 46 cents cheaper, 84 cents cheaper a year ago. >> unfortunate situation, we don't know what is going on. >> reporter: the new supply at winter blend gas could be at stations in 2-3 days. consumer editor tom vacar ktvu channel 2 news. senior have a new tool.
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the state commissioner launched to report fraud and abuse. >> they would take their assets, and tie it up so they can't access it. >> the department says they will be tracking hits to the website to determine how often it is used. we have a link on we got clouds out there. temperatures today, mild. not much different than yesterday. 60s and low 70s. this is the system i am tracking, this area here. this will work its way towards the coast as we go into the next 36-48 hours. that is why we introduced
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sprinkles into the forecast. not a big deal if it happens and it would be light and widely scattered. tomorrow there is a chance of a sprinkle and again on wednesday. not a big deal. here is the system. what happens, you can see it triggered sprinkles right there, right? as it winds south and southeast, some sprinkles come our way. temperatures are the things you will notice most. over night lows will be cool. low 40s. 30s in the cool spots. the next couple days the low migrates and that is why temperatures they are in the 60s and low 70s. the model sets it up like this, tomorrow morning, 8:00 a.m., fog, patchy, not a big deal, lows coming our way. watch what happens, closer,
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showers pop up. widely scattered showers. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. tomorrow. into the afternoon, something down east of morgan hill. eastcloverdale. when systems do this, drifting around out there, low-pressure system like this, a lot of things can happen. we will monitor that. these are the highs for tomorrow. temperatures tomorrow like what we had today. partly cloudy skies. partly cloudy skies. plenty of sunshine tomorrow. like today and into the afternoon, there is a chance of a sprinkle. what that means, don't cancel your plans. doesn't look like a deal breaker. i think you will be fine. i know you will be fine. five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view, temperatures flat, low 70s. the fire danger is off the
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table. >> you can feel that chill in the air now. over night lows are really cool. >> thank you. >> coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36, waiting the president, back to san francisco's bill graham civic auditorium where a concert is planned for tonight. where supporters think he stands and the kind of sky dive that has never been done, it is out of this world, ktvu channel 2 news ktvu channel 2 -- join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. big crowds today, the new records set and what the winner plans to do with the money. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy.
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[ cheers and applause ] wow! pumpkin growers were in half moon by bayh for the -- bay for the pumpkin weigh-off. the winner, you saw it there, weighing in 1775 pounds. that beat last year's winner. it was grown in oregon. the grower won $10,000 in pris money and -- prize money and will now take his family to
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disneyland. >> need it. [ talking at the same time ] [ laughter ] you are here now, it has been a tough weekend for baseball fans. really for baseball fans. >> the reality is the a's, it is win it or go home for the winter and game three, though, tomorrow night, in oakland, 6:00 p.m. it will be sanchez for detroit. anderson for the a's. they were working out in nice weather this fran. yesterday they lose on -- san francisco. yesterday they lose after an error by coco crisp cost them early. johnny gomes says no panic. >> i don't want it to end, you know, that is my panic. it is not, you know, panicking with offense or defense, just, you know, hopefully, you know, we will be the last team
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standing. looking back, i have done this before, i watched this movie before. this is remarkable and i don't want it to end. >> same situation for the giants, also down 2-0 but they go to cincinnati for game three. the shame of it, big crowd, great sell out at at&t last night. they were just silenced. nothing to cheer about as the giants get raked 9-0 by the rends and it will be ryan vogelsong against homer bailey who had a no hitter earlier in the season. tough chore and the giants manager knows it. >> sure, it is difficult but it is -- again, best out of five. you have to win that third game. we are alive and more than anything you have to have the -- the attitude never say die and you play hard and see what happens. >> one game completed this
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afternoon in the playoffs. carlos beltran who played for the giants last year, homered twice. there is one. a two run shot for the cardinals as they take care of the washington nationals 12-0. evens that series on. get on to and vote. your high school match-ups for this week, one of those games will be featured friday night on the 6:00 p.m. newscast and highlights at 10:00 p.m. of the game. high school game of the week. that is the sporting life right now. >> all right. thank you, mark. and thank you for joining us.
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